[Myra:] There are times when an x-ray will not show a break or fracture
and nuclear medicine will show activity in that area 'cuz it shows
where the bone repair is going on.
[Tami:] The neat thing about nuclear medicine is
that we are looking at function, not just anatomy.
We can actually watch how your stomach is emptying;
we can watch how your kidney flow is going; we can watch blood flow to your heart.
[Myra:] We can see the heart muscle, how the blood is flowing in and out of the heart.
[Tami:] We inject a radio pharmaceutical into your blood stream and that is tagged
to a material that will go to whatever body part we want
to image whether it be your liver or your bones or your kidneys.
[Myra:] Nuclear medicine is getting more into the treatment,
into the therapy area and that's very exciting too.
[Tami:] Our cameras are just big Geiger Counters and we can see what we need to see.
It's pretty neat.